Childhood Cancer

Rhabdomyosarcoma

Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) is a cancer that develops from the cells that normally develop into skeletal muscles. RMS commonly occurs in the head and neck, urinary and reproductive organs, arms and legs or chest and abdomen. There are several types of RMS including: embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma, alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma, anaplastic rhabdomyosarcoma and undifferentiated sarcoma.

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Latest Rhabdomyosarcoma grants

Alejandro Sweet-Cordero, MD & Richard Gorlick, MD, Principal Investigator
University of California San Francisco
Crazy 8 Pilots, Awarded 2019
Javed Khan, MD, Principal Investigator
National Institutes of Health
Crazy 8 Pilots, Awarded 2019
William Foulkes, MD/PhD & Sidong Huang, PhD, Principal Investigator
Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre
Innovation Grants, Awarded 2019

Latest Rhabdomyosarcoma blog posts

When Declan Roberts was 3 years old, he told his mom, Megan:

“There are three things I can call stupid: Stupid cancer! Stupid medicine (YUCK)! Stupid shots!” 

It was 2011 and Declan was already battling primary central nervous system (... more
As the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) Director of Science, I work to evaluate our funded research projects to track progress and find gaps in funding so that we can direct more research dollars to the largest areas of need, and to... more
Taylor was just 11 years old when she was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a bone cancer and one of the most common types of pediatric sarcomas. 

Treatments seemed to work for a little while, but then the cancer spread to Taylor’s lung. After... more